NFL Rumors: Joe Montana Admits 49ers Cheated


Thank God Joe Montana decided to weigh in on deflate-gate, because writing about actual football for seven straight days really got kind of boring…

Anyway, it is news, so here is what the former GOAT had to say on the deflate-gate scandal:

(Via Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports)

"“Everybody is trying to do something different. Our offensive linemen used to spray silicone on their shirts until they got caught. Once you get caught, you get caught. Period. It doesn’t take anything away from Tom’s game. But how long has he been doing it? I don’t know.”"

"“It is one of those things that is a rule, right? It might be a dumb rule, but it doesn’t matter. He didn’t deflate them himself, but you can pick up the ball and can tell if it is underinflated, overinflated or what you like. Everybody is afraid to say it, but if the guy did it, so what. Just pay up and move on. It’s no big deal.”"

As Mr. Schwab said, since Montana admitted the Niners’ offensive lineman cheat, and Jerry Rice admitted he used stickum, shouldn’t Montana and the 49ers’ legacy be tainted?

No, obviously it should not be considered tainted, and neither should New England’s. Deflate-gate is stupid and dumb, and I am glad someone as great as Montana came out and finally said it.